Houston Journal of International Law

This journal publishes articles in international and comparative law, including international business, finance, torts, crime and human rights.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, Summer

A "Myriad" of Controversy over the Question of Human Gene Patent Eligibility: A Comparison of the Differing Approaches in the United States and Australia
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. United States B. Australia III. REASONING OF THE COURTS A. Supreme Court of the United States B. The Federal Court of Australia IV. IMPLICATIONS OF PATENT ELIGIBILITY OR INELIGIBILITY...
From Rome to Nuremberg with Romanticism: On Terrorism
I. ABSTRACT II. INTRODUCTION III. THE QUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINALIZATION OF TERRORISM IV. THE ENIGMA OF DEFINING 'TERRORISM' V. THE ROME STATUTE: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT VI. THE CONCEPTUAL DEFINITION AND THE LEGALITY PRINCIPLE VII....
Investment Cycles and the Rule of Law in the International Oil and Gas Industry: Some Reflections on Changing Investor-State Relationships
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE SEARCH FOR PREDICTABILITY III. TACKLING THE ASYMMETRY OF SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE IV. MANAGING LONG-TERM CONTRACTS BETWEEN INVESTORS AND STATES A. Ring in the New B. Treaty Protection C. Contract...
Overcoming Barriers to Fracking: What Shale China Do?
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND: CHINA'S FRACKING SOLUTION TO ITS ENERGY PROBLEMS A. What is Fracking? B. Why Does China Need Fracking? III. DEVELOPMENT OF SHALE IN CHINA IV. SHALE GAS IN THE UNITED STATES: REGULATION AND...
Referendum in Crimea: Developing International Law on "Territorial Realignment" Referendums
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE AND CRIMEA III. CONFLICTING PRINCIPLES OF SELF-DETERMINATION & TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY A. The Right of Self-Determination B. Territorial Integrity of States as a Limit on the Right...
The Data Liberation Movement: Regulation of Clinical Trial Data Sharing in the European Union and the United States
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND III. RISKS AND BENEFITS OF SHARING NON-SUMMARY DATA IV. THE PATH TO NON-SUMMARY DATA SHARING A. Introduction B. Transparency Laws C. EMA Policy on Reactive Non-Summary Data Sharing ...
The Modern International Law of Necessity with and beyond Economics: A Response to Alan Sykes on Investment Treaty Making and Interpretation
I. CONTRACT V. TREATY 'NECESSITY': REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY AND MORAL HAZARD II. CONTROLLING COMPENSATION CONSEQUENCES OF NECESSITY IN INVESTMENT TREATIES III. LIMITS TO REINTERPRETING TREATY-BASED NECESSITY IV. CONCLUSION The evolution...
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